Posts Tagged ‘holden commodore’

Feature Car: Daniel Poore’s Holden VL Calais VLOCTY

03 Apr

It’s been a while since we had a feature shoot in Street Commodores, but our shoot on Daniel Poore’s awesome Holden VL Calais turbo is finally coming out in issue 195 of the magazine, on-sale shortly. Hosking Industries wrote the feature, too, and we’d love you all to pick up a copy when it goes on sale.

Daniel’s VL, known as VLOCTY, has been through a pretty arduous gestation with engine dramas; but it’s come a long way from its beginnings as a fairly messy old daily. It’s now powered by a big horsepowerRB26/30 turbo hybrid engine that looks as good as it goes. Inside, Eastside Kustoms in Newcastle did an amazing job transforming the interior with black suede.

As always, we’ve got a series of images available as FREE desktop wallpapers and the strobist fans can check out the lighting setups on our Flickr page too. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to make the jump.

Daniel Poore's Holden VL Calais 'VLOCTY'

Daniel Poore's Holden VL Calais 'VLOCTY'     Daniel Poore's Holden VL Calais 'VLOCTY'

Feature Car: Michael Symonds’ Holden VU SS

09 Mar

Brute Utes magazine recently published our photo shoot and story on Michael Symonds’ 2001 Holden VU SS, known as IM25US (I’m too suss, for the number plate illiterate). You can read all about Michael and his ute in issue 46 of the magazine, on sale very soon.

The ute’s LS1 engine makes a healthy 415rwhp thanks to some fine tuning by Sam’s Performance in Padstow, NSW. It’s clearly when things get more graphic that Michael’s SS really shines, with plenty of evil air brushed murals along the flanks and under the bonnet. The all-blue interior has to be seen up close to truly appreciate.

As always, we’ve got a selection of desktop wallpaper images of the VU for you to view and download FREE. While most of the shoot was done using ambient light, you can find lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to check it all out.

Michael Symond's 2001 Holden VU SS

Michael Symond's 2001 Holden VU SS     Michael Symond's 2001 Holden VU SS

Automotive Photography: Taking Baby Steps

17 Aug

Darren's VX Commodore Photoshoot

After laying out about $8000+ in new camera gear over the last couple of months, all along with the niew to shooting all manner of things including cars, I took my first steps into shooting feature cars by taking some test shots of my mate’s VX Holden Commodore. These three shots and five others on my Flickr page are the results.

I used two 430EXII and a 580EXII flash with two sitting on the ground and one on a stand, all at full power and controlled by Cactus V4 triggers. I’m pleased with the results and am now looking forward to shooting my first proper feature car for Street Commodores soon.

CLICK HERE to view all eight shots on Flickr.

Darren's VX Commodore Shotoshoot

Darren's VX Commodore Photoshoot